The Fringe

Jazz Survey: Chordless Drills – A Listener’s Guide to the Saxophone Trio

November 3, 2020
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Here is a personal selection of recordings in the saxophone trio format. These linear collaborations have been part of the jazz scene for at least seventy years now. The results are almost always illuminating and exhilarating, and a review of them offers a miniature history of saxophone styles.

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: Labor Day Weekend 2012

September 1, 2012
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By J. R. Carroll Even on the Labor Day Weekend, September 2012 gets off to strong start with a Billy Strayhorn tribute in Hyde Park and some special visitors from Brazil. Saturday, September 1, at 2 p.m. at the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway, the third annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival offers a triple bill…

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Music Review/Commentary: The Fringe in Context — Boston Conservatory’s New Music Festival II

December 4, 2011
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Boston Conservatory’s New Music Festival is inspiring a series of critical and speculative commentaries from Fuse Jazz Critic Steve Elman. Here is the second, which focuses on The Fringe and some of the qualities that make the trio special in the world of jazz.

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Music Review — The Fringe, Dave Liebman, & Rakalam Bob Moses: All In, In Deep

November 11, 2010
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In less than an hour, there had been enough substance to send the first set crowd into the Cambridge night shaking their heads in amazement, spirits lifted, all else forgotten for a brief still time. Another houseful of listeners waited on the sidewalk for the second set. By Steve Elman The best way to hear…

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